If water is draining too slowly when you pull out the plug then it’s probably time to give your drains a little clean. You can easily mix up your own plug hole cleaner at home which doesn’t use horrible toxic chemicals, great if you’ve got young kids at home and you like to do things the green way.
To make the homemade drain cleaner we use Dry-Pak soda crystals. Soda crystals are a great all purpose cleaning product to have in at home, in fact your grandma probably used soda crystals for lots of her household cleaning jobs. They’re very versatile then can be used not only for unclogging drains and plug holes but also in laundry, as a general purpose cleaner and degreaser in the kitchen, to clean the washing machine and even to clean paths, patios and driveways outdoors.
As with all cleaning products though you need to keep it well out of the way of children as it is an irritant and is particularly nasty if you get it in your eyes.
What you need to make the homemade drain cleaner
- 1 cup of soda crystals
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- kettle full of boiling water
How to make homemade drain cleaner
- tip a cup of soda crystals down the plughole and leave for a couple of minutes.
- pour down a cup of white vinegar and let the two fizz together and sit in the plug hole for a good 5-10 minutes.
- pour down a kettle full of boiling water – then run the tap to rinse everything away.
- repeat if necessary.
Do this as part of a good housework routine once a week or fortnight and it will keep the drains running clear.
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